Ann Schulman, O.C.

Ann Schulman became part of the Saskatoon swimming scene by serving in various administrative positions with the Saskatoon Goldfin Swim Club from 1970 to 1983, and then with the Saskatoon Laser Swim Club from 1983 to 1986. Her experience in positions such as team manager, billet chair, officials chairperson, and club secretary soon led to her involvement at the provincial level.

As a member of the executive of Swim Saskatchewan, Ann served on a multitude of committees in various capacities. Her active participation resulted in her receiving the Sask Sport Inc. Volunteer Recognition Award in 1993. During her local and provincial work, she also found time to serve on committees that brought the Western Canada Summer Games to Saskatoon in 1979 and the Western Canadian Junior Swimming Championships in 1980 (also in Saskatoon).

Nationally, Schulman was the chair of protocol for the 1989 Jeux Canada Games and the 1990 Winter Short Course Swimming Championships. This involvement and her steady commitment to her sport resulted in Ann receiving the President’s Award from Participation Canada in 1994 and the National President’s Award from Swimming/Natation Canada in 1996.

Her international involvement includes acting as a chaperone for the Canadian Junior National Team, team manager of the Canadian National Swim Team for meets in Italy, New Mexico, Georgia and Kuala Lumpur. Ann was also the team manager for the Canadian Olympic Swim team for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games and team leader for the 1996 Olympic Swim Team at the Atlanta Olympics.

Ann Schulman was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and in February 2002, she received the Order of Canada.